Welcome to OWW Online
Welcome to OWW Online, the website for former pupils of Westminster School, which aims to provide everything OWW could need in order to remain involved with the School after they leave. Most OWW join the Elizabethan Club (the School’s alumni association) when they start at Westminster and should be receiving invitations to events and news from the School as well as the annual OW magazine and termly OW e-newsletter. If you are an OW and are not receiving these communications please do email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or register for this site here to update your details. As well as a full calendar of OW events (see the list on the right hand side of the screen) as an OW you can also be involved as a mentor or seek careers advice as part of the Careers and Mentoring Programme. You can also join an OW sports team and enjoy the benefits of access to the School’s new Sports Centre and facilities at Vincent Square. While you are on the website do have a look at our ‘Brief History of Westminster School’ and if that whets your appetite for more information on the history of the School, do have a look at the You Tube channel which features old films shot by pupils as well as the current School video prospectus. If you have any feedback on this site or OW activity in general please do not hesitate to contact the Development Office – we’d love to hear from you.
Annual Fund 2016 - Update
Thank you to all OWW who took the time to speak to our recent Leavers, and gave so generously, over the course of the 2016 Fund for Westminster telethon. The first call was made on Tuesday, 12th July and, over the course of two weeks, over 500 conversations took place covering eight decades of Westminster life. We can only imagine the insight our young callers now have into the activities of their forebears!
With the support of our OWW we have so far raised over £100,000, for bursaries and other special projects! As the spirit of competition seems to enter every aspect of School life, some stats on House giving are included below. It would be wonderful to see this graph extend to the right-hand-side – and not just so it evens out the Houses! Every penny you give will help us to continue to fund and expand our Bursary Programme and will be carefully stewarded to be of maximum benefit to deserving young people. To give online now please click here.
Old Westminsters at Home 2016
It was a joy to see more than 1000 Old Westminsters and their families back in the Abbey at the very kind invitation of the Dean and Chapter on Thursday, 14th July 2016. Guests ranged from very young children to the more senior amongst the OW contingent and all seemed to find something to marvel at in this most beautiful of churches. A self-guided tour gave OWW the chance to point out to their parents, children or partners their favourite points of interest when they were a pupil. It reminded many of Harry Mount’s (DD, 1984-88) article in the Daily Telegraph about the 950th anniversary of the Abbey:
“When I was an insider at the Abbey, growing up here, I kept my eyes closed. How I wish I’d opened them earlier. I hope and pray that all Westminsters never take for granted the beauty and history of the Abbey.”
Drinks in College Garden offered a chance for OWW at catch up with old friends and the atmosphere was, as always, extremely special. We look forward to seeing many attendees back at events over the 2016/17 academic year.